Two Charges are Second Offenses--NTL Innocent Until Proven: Jordan McMurtry charged with multiple felonies, possession of controlled substance, intent to sell
Jordan L. McMurtry
A Silver Lake woman is facing multiple felony charges following a Wednesday, Jan. 19 traffic stop that led to the discovery that she was driving impaired and possessed methamphetamine with the intent to sell, deputies said.
Jordan L. McMurtry, 35, has been charged with two counts apiece of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. She was additionally charged with the felonies driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combination of drugs, both of which are her second offense, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Additional charges include seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlicensed operator and registration display violation.
Deputies said McMurtry was stopped on North Cummings Avenue for a traffic infraction, at which time she was found to have a revoked New York State identification card only with four total suspensions and revocations. McMurtry was allegedly found to be displaying multiple general indicators of drug impairment.
Following a poor performance on standardized field sobriety testing McMurtry was taken into custody for DWAI-drugs and subsequently refused to submit to chemical testing to determine the alcohol and drug content of her blood, deputies said. It is further alleged that McMurtry was found in possession of over 6 grams of metham-phetamine inside her purse along with a digital scale, 25 unused glassine envelopes, and other drugs and drug paraphernalia items.
McMurtry’s vehicle was impounded. She was arraigned in Wyoming County Court, where an additional suspension was placed on McMurtry’s license for her refusal to submit to chemical testing, deputies said. McMurtry was arraigned and committed to jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond or $30,000 partially-secured bond. She was remanded to the custody of the county jail pending future court appearances.